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Born Dec. 1, 1971, London native Emily Mortimer -- daughter of John Mortimer, who penned the "Rumpole of the Bailey" series -- caught the acting bug after appearing in several plays while attending college. One of those performances caught the eye of a TV producer, and it wasn't long before the young actress started popping up on British television.

In 1996, Mortimer made her silver screen debut playing Val Kilmer's wife in The Ghost and the Darkness, and she gained international exposure in 1998 with her performance in the historical drama Elizabeth. Mortimer then demonstrated her versatility with turns in Notting Hill (1999) and the miniseries "Noah's Ark," followed by the slasher-fest Scream 3 (2000).

Subsequent films of note for Mortimer include The Kid (2000, with Bruce Willis), Bright Young Things (2003), Match Point (2005) and the 2006 remake of The Pink Panther.

Emily Mortimer in Shutter Island

Shutter Island

2010 R

When Teddy Daniels -- a World War II veteran turned U.S. marshal -- probes the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions ... and by the evasive resident psychiatrist.

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